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David Phelps Classic

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December 25, 2019
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Gaither Gospel

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David Phelps Classic

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  • (Humming)
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  • Bill Gaither: Life is made up of moments...
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  • ... like turning the pages of a photograph album.
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  • Our memories preserve for us the relationships...
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  • ... and events that tell the stories of each of our lives.
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  • Happy, sad, joyful, and painful.
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  • The memories of our days make up the fabric...
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  • ... of who we are.
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  • (Choir Singing) Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Bill Gaither: An unforgettable memory was made when dozens of friends...
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  • ... who had spent their lives in gospel music...
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  • ... gathered to sings some songs from their own...
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  • ... personal treasure of memories.
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  • For these folks, many precious memories...
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  • ... had begun around a piano somewhere.
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  • They're sharing songs about how their lives have been changed...
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  • ... by God's amazing grace.
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  • Precious scenes unfold
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  • - Joyful, joyful, we adore thee.
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  • - Hi, I'm Bill Gaither, and for 50 years now,
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  • I've had the privilege of working with some
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  • of the most talented artists in the world.
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  • Among the most outstanding voices I have ever heard
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  • is the classically trained voice of David Phelps.
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  • - Lescaut, mi chiamo...
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  • - Over the years, working with David night after night,
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  • I have watched this young man
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  • move audiences with all kinds of music.
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  • - For Thine is the kingdom...
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  • - From gospel hymns to classical, inspirational,
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  • and patriotic favorites.
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  • - And crown thy good with brotherhood...
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  • all: Rock me, Lord.
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  • Rock me, Lord.
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  • Calm and easy.
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  • - I am honored to welcome you to an elegant evening
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  • of world-class music featuring David Phelps
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  • onstage at the beautiful Franklin Theatre
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  • in Franklin, Tennessee.
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  • - Walk on.
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  • Walk on
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  • with hope...
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  • - Backed by a full orchestra,
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  • David takes us on a musical journey
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  • unlike any other,
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  • with a broad spectrum of music
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  • that tells his story and celebrates the influences
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  • that have made David Phelps the esteemed artist he has become.
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  • [singing Italian aria]
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  • David will join us shortly
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  • for a personal conversation that you don't want to miss.
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  • So let's get started.
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  • Welcome to an unforgettable evening of music
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  • featuring classic David Phelps.
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  • [gentle orchestral music]
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  • - Nessun dorma!
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  • Nessun dorma!
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  • Tu pure, o, Principessa, nella tua fredda stanza,
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  • guardi le stelle
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  • che tremano d'amore e di speranza.
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  • Ma il mio mistero e chiuso in me,
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  • il nome mio nessun saprá!
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  • No, no, sulla tua bocca lo diró
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  • quando la luce
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  • splenderá!
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  • Ed il mio bacio sciogliera il silenzio
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  • che ti fa mia!
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  • No, no, dilegua, o notte!
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  • Tramontate, stelle!
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  • Tramontate, stelle!
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  • All'alba vinceró!
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  • Vinceró,
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  • vinceró!
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • [dynamic violin and timpani music]
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  • [orchestra joins]
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  • choir: Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee.
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  • men: We adore Thee.
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  • women: Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee.
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  • men: Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee.
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  • all: Joy, joy, joy, joy.
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  • Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee.
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  • - Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
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  • God of glory, Lord of love.
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  • Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,
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  • opening to the sun above.
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  • Melt the clouds of sin and sadness.
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  • Drive the dark of doubt away.
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  • Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
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  • All Thy works with joy surround Thee.
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  • Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays.
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  • Stars and angels sing around Thee,
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  • center of unbroken praise.
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  • Field and forest, vale and mountain,
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  • flowery meadow, flashing sea,
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  • chanting bird and flowing fountain
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  • call us to rejoice in Thee.
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  • choir: We joyfully rejoice in Thee.
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  • We joyfully rejoice in Thee.
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  • - Rejoice.
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  • choir: We joyfully rejoice in Thee.
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  • We joyfully rejoice in Thee...
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  • [hushed] Joyfully.
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  • - It's amazing. Beautiful.
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  • - I'm so glad that cities say, you know,
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  • "We are not gonna let these old theaters go down.
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  • Too much history."
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  • - Yeah, it's great to step into a place like this
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  • that, you know, it's been here for decades.
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  • And then the community didn't want to see it go down,
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  • so they just poured their own money into it
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  • and got it all fixed up.
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  • And, you know, there's a hallway out there
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  • where there's all these pictures that run down the hall
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  • of different artists...
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  • - Hall of fame.
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  • - Yeah, hall of fame.
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  • I said we need to get a little picture
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  • and tape mine on there, just for the shot.
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  • [laughter]
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  • - But it is beautiful, and this is quite a historic place too.
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  • - It is, and, I mean, it's a very historic place,
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  • and it shows a lot about the community,
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  • that they're willing to do that for art
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  • as well as, I mean, you can drive down the main drag here
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  • and go into the town square and see buildings that go back,
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  • you know, a century.
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  • - The houses are so beautiful.
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  • - The beautiful southern mansions,
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  • and then, of course, there's the Civil War Museum
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  • and cemetery not too far from here,
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  • and it really does take you back.
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  • - And tonight is about remembering the great things,
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  • a lot of great things, that happened from the past,
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  • especially great music.
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  • And this next tune was a tune that I insisted,
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  • "You've got to put it on the program."
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  • - You did insist, over and over and over again,
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  • and I was happy to appease you on that,
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  • 'cause I--I love this song.
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  • And, you know, when you hear a great melody like this
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  • that just--that just soars,
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  • and...
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  • Puccini wrote this: O mio babbino caro.
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  • And it was actually written for a soprano,
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  • which we talked about early on.
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  • And so I had some help,
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  • and we changed-- just, actually, one word.
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  • And it made it be a little bit more appropriate for me.
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  • So I am very, very honored to be able to sing this.
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  • It's a great song.
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  • - Good.
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  • - O mio babbino caro,
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  • mi piace è bella, bella.
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  • Vo'andare in Porta Rossa
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  • a comparar l'anello.
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  • Si, si, ci voglio andare.
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  • E se l'amassi
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  • indarno
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  • andrei sul Ponte Vecchio,
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  • ma per buttarmi in Arno.
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  • Mi struggo e mi tormento
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  • O Dio,
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  • vorrei morir.
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  • Babbo, pietà,
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  • pietà.
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  • Babbo, pietà,
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  • pietà.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Quiet like, some still day, I'll be goin' home.
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  • It's not far, just close by, through an open door.
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  • Work all done, care laid by, goin' to fear no more.
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  • Mother's there expecting me.
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  • Father's waiting too.
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  • Lots of folks gathered there, all the friends I knew.
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  • choir: Home. Home.
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  • I'm going home.
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  • children: La, la-la, la, la, la.
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  • - Nothing lost, all's gain.
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  • No more fret nor pain.
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  • No more stumbling on the way.
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  • No more longing for the day.
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  • Going to roam no more.
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  • Morning star lights the way.
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  • Restless dreams all done.
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  • Shadows gone, break of day, real life just begun.
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  • There's no break.
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  • There's no end.
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  • I'll be living on, wide awake with a smile,
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  • going on and on.
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  • Goin' home, goin' home, I'm just goin' home.
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  • It's not far, just close by, through an open door.
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  • I'll be going home.
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  • I'll be going
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  • home.
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  • I'm goin' home.
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  • I'm goin' home.
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  • Lord, I'm goin' home.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • [dramatic music]
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  • O beautiful for spacious skies,
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  • for amber waves of grain,
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  • for purple mountain majesties
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  • above the fruited plain!
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  • America!
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  • America!
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  • God shed His grace on thee,
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  • and crown thy good with brotherhood
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  • from sea to shining sea!
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  • God Bless America, land that I love.
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  • Stand beside her, and guide her
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  • through the night with a light from above.
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  • From the mountains to the prairies
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  • to the oceans, white with foam,
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  • God bless America.
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  • God bless America,
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  • my home sweet home.
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  • America, America!
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  • God shed His grace on thee,
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  • and crown thy good with brotherhood
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  • from sea
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  • to shining
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  • sea.
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  • America.
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  • America.
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  • America.
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  • America.
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  • God bless America.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Captioning provided by Gaither Music Group.
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  • Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Thank you for joining Bill and Gloria Gaither...
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  • ... and their Homecoming Friends for "Precious Memories."
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  • Be sure to watch program as these legendary gospel artists...
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  • ... share more of your favorite songs.
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  • In the stillness, of the midnight
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